Currently Browsing: International SWANs
Since SWAN day (Support Women Artists Day) is all about supporting women artists, it seemed befitting to put together a list of four documentaries about women artists that you can stream at home. These films cover a spectrum of time and place, covering visual arts, film, and the performing arts.
The Girls in the Band (2011)
While we have heard of the big jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, their female counterparts have been left out of the story.… read more.
Looking for stuff to do while you’re at home? Never fear! SWAN Day has gone virtual for 2020. Our FF2 team has gathered recommendations of films celebrating women artists across many categories. And of course, the films are made by women, too! Watch and read at your leisure, or collect all of them to have a marathon on the official SWAN Day weekend of March 28.… read more.
More than ever, we need to support women artists now! This past week it might have felt to many of us like the world was ending, but we can keep it spinning if we just help each other out. For us here at FF2, that means watching movies (and taking in all kinds of other art!) that feature women actors, directors, and writers.… read more.
If you’re even a novice film buff, you’ve likely (and hopefully) heard the name Agnès Varda tossed around. Varda was a French filmmaker and avid photographer whose work ranges from documentary to fiction films. Some of her most famous films are Cléo from 5 to 7, Vagabond, and the recent Faces Places. She was married to Umbrellas of Cherbourg director Jacques Demy until his death.… read more.